May 22, 1942 - February 7, 2023
Barry Keirle, beloved husband of Carol Keirle passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on February 7, 2023 at the age of 80 yrs.
Barry met the love of his life Carol Zimmerman at Western Canada High School in Calgary. They married in 1962. Barry took Agricultural Mechanics at the Southern Institute of Technology in Calgary. They moved to the farm in the Rainbow District (Verdant Valley) in the spring of 1963, they had cattle, grain and irrigation. He enjoyed working on the farm, snowmobiling, curling, water skiing, downhill skiing, and family trips. His wish was to take his kids and grandkids on a trip to Nova Scotia to see their family roots of his mother Luella Lawrence. We accomplished that trip in the summer of 2022 making generational memories. They moved to Drumheller in 2018 and spent their winters in Arizona, they made new friends and enjoyed playing water volleyball, golfing, shuffleboard and going to car shows. Whenever his grandchildren came to visit him in Arizona, he was a loving, generous host, showing them all his favourite places to eat and play. While in Drumheller he joined the car club and went on the weekly cruise nights with Carol in his 1958 Dodge Royal.
Barry is survived by his wife Carol, children David (Bonnie) Keirle, Shelly (Greg) Polzin, Lisa (Trevor) Hawkins and Michelle (Logan) Drydale. Grandchildren - Justin (Jennifer) & Tyson (Monique) Groeneveld, Michael Lowey & Kimberly Polzin, Chase (Paige), Colten (Sarah) & Reese Drydale. Also his brother, Frank (Bonnie) Keirle. Barry was predeceased by Luella (Mother), Oscar (Father), Johnny (Brother) and Shirley (Sister In-law) and Lawrence (Nephew) Keirle.
Funeral will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church (226-2nd Street West, Drumheller) on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the doctors in Yuma, AZ, Dr. Beach in Drumheller, and Dr. Owen in Calgary and all the nursing staff who so lovingly cared for Barry.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.